Lay tiles diagonally

Of course, tiles can not only be laid transversely or longitudinally. An always beautiful sight are diagonally laid tiles, which optically give a diamond pattern. Here's how to lay tiles perfectly diagonally.

No room will match the tile dimensions

The one room with the tile dimensions agrees, is probably the big exception. Therefore, if you begin laying tiles in a corner of the room, you will always get an unbalanced surface because you will not get around cutting the tiles on the two end walls. It does not matter if you're crossing across, diagonally or diagonally embarrassed. In the case of diagonal linings, a tile should ideally always be closed with a point on the wall so that you can glue the remaining surface to a half tile.

Therefore, not only in diagonal, but also in longitudinal and transverse installation is begun in the middle

But this does not work in almost all cases. Therefore, if you really want to lay tiles perfectly, always start in the middle. For diagonally laid tiles, you will need the same dimensions as for transverse or longitudinal laying. In addition, you still need the 45-degree angle to the (imaginary) vertical of the longest wall. In the following, we will explain step-by-step how to proceed with the perfect laying of tiles, especially when laying tiles diagonally.

Step-by-step instructions for diagonally laying tiles

  • tiling
  • tile glue
  • grout
  • silicone
  • tile spacers
  • spacing wedges
  • Electric drill with whisk
  • tile cutter
  • mortar bucket
  • notched trowel
  • Fug board with hard rubber
  • Trowel to peel off
  • rubber hammer
  • pointing trowel
  • Chalk line
  • Maurer pencil
  • Folding rule or tape measure
  • bevel
  • corner

1. Preparations for diagonal tile laying

First, you must determine the center of the room exactly. To do this, stretch the chalk line from one corner of the room to the diagonally opposite corner of the room. For the other two corners, do the same. The interface of the two cords now forms the middle of the room.

Rooms do not always have to be perfect at right angles. Therefore, assume that the longest side of the room is the straight side. Otherwise, you would have to compensate for not even walls more and more, which is of course particularly striking, the longer the balance is.

Therefore, you now draw with the chalk line a vertical (a line at right angles) exactly to the center of the room. You are also welcome to record the lines on the ground. From this vertical, you now form a 45-degree angle.

Now calculate the plate requirement or lay out the tiles without glue. You can control the distance to the last tile in front of the wall by placing a tile exactly in the center or four tiles around the center at that 45-degree angle. The distance to the wall of the last row of tiles is then different. It should complete as complete as possible or in half with the tiles in between.

2. The diagonal laying of the tiles

Now glue the first tile. Lay this tile row now up to the wall. Then lay the middle tiles to both walls, so tile corner to tile corner. You also always follow the chalk line here. Starting from this middle row of tiles you now lay in the room to first and then to the second wall side. Then you can grout the tiles.

Tips & Tricks

Pay attention to keeping the optimal tile joints. At the edges you must also consider the expansion joint.

You can achieve a perfect space finish when laying a frieze. This means you lay the last complete tile in front of the wall and also cut the tiles in between diagonally in the middle. You now tile the marginal strip along or across the room. Optimally, you use half tiles or a little less for square tiles - as much space as there is, including the expansion joint, is still there.

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